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    Select Uncirculated 1836 Head of 1835

    1836 $2 1/2 Script 8 MS63 PCGS. McCloskey-D Head of 1835, Breen-6143, R.2. Christian Gobrecht finished the dies for these interesting and historic coins from date and device punches that Mint Engraver William Kneass had produced before suffering a stroke. This most plentiful 1836 variety features a small curl adjacent to star 6, and, like many seen, exhibits the pronounced die crack running from rim to rim from star 6 to the space between stars 12 and 13. The surfaces are extremely lustrous, with blushes of reddish-orange patina more dominant on the reverse. Minor softness in the centers is noted on Liberty's hair curls and the eagle's left shield, as often seen. Population: 31 in MS63, 16 finer (10/05).(Registry values: P1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25FU, PCGS# 7694)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 89.92% Gold, 10.08% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2006
    4th-7th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    Classic Head Quarter Eagles Die Variety Guide

    The series of Classic Head quarter eagles issued from 1834 to 1839 includes 28 different individual die varieties. To date nothing has been published regarding each of the varieties. This guide provides identification and photos of the individual varieties with an of rarity for each variety.

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